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Apply for Supervisor – Medical Data Entry at Medecins Sans Frontieres Sokoto State

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality.

A worldwide movement MSF was founded in Paris, France in 1971. Its principles are described in the organisation’s founding charter. It is a non-profit, self-governed organisation. Today, MSF is a worldwide movement of 24 associations, bound together as MSF International, based in Switzerland.

Thousands of health professionals, logistical and administrative staff – most of whom are hired locally – work on programmes in some 70 countries worldwide. Humanitarian action MSF’s work is based on humanitarian principles. We are committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation. MSF operates independently. We conduct our own evaluations on the ground to determine people’s needs. More than 90 per cent of our overall funding comes from millions of private sources, not governments. MSF is neutral.

We do not take sides in armed conflicts, we provide care on the basis of need, and we push for independent access to victims of conflict as required under international humanitarian law. Bearing witness and speaking out MSF medical teams often witness violence and neglect in the course of their work, largely in regions that receive scant international attention.

At times, MSF may speak out publicly in an effort to bring a forgotten crisis to public attention, to alert the public to abuses occurring beyond the headlines, to criticise the inadequacies of the aid system, or to challenge the diversion of humanitarian aid for political interests. Quality medical care MSF rejects the idea that poor people deserve third-rate medical care and strives to provide high-quality care to patients. In 1999, when MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the organisation announced the money would go towards raising awareness of and fighting against neglected diseases.

Through the Access Campaign, and in partnership with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, this work has helped lower the price of HIV/AIDS treatment and stimulated research and development for medicines to treat malaria and neglected diseases like sleeping sickness and kala azar.

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Location Sokoto
  • Job Field ICT / Computer

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

  • Ensure completion of all activities related to medical data entry and data management into the mission database.
  • Supervise, organise and plan the activity of Data Entry officers/operators, as well as identify their training needs in order to provide a good service support and reliability of the data collected.


  • Supervise, organize and plan the activity of Data Entry officers to have a reliable record of medical activity performed, as well as identify their training/technical support needs in order to provide good service support and reliability of the data collected.
  • Ensure collation and entry of all data identified by project managers for collection (e.g. morbidity, mortality, surveillance of diseases of epidemics, nutrition, psychological and women’s health, etc.) into the appropriate data management system while ensuring quality of data.
  • Do quality control data officers’ performance on a regular basis.
  • Know and ensure proper use of software used for recording (i.e. Fuchia, Epi Info, etc.).
  • Ensure the accuracy of the medical data entered into the mission’s database on a regular basis, according to MSF protocols and carry out regular back-ups.
  • Provide technical support to data entry officers/operators in project sites and respond to their training needs.
  • Provide regular statistical reports for the medical team as well as inform the superior of any missing information, major changes or big differences in data.

MSF Section / Context-Specific Accountabilities
Routine Project Data:

  • Perform and supervise data entry of all epidemiological information into select database programs and create appropriate reports, providing data for project development purposes.
  • Ensuring that all data entered are authorized and appropriate documentation has been received (patient records, treatment monitoring, etc.).
  • Ensuring all the various departments have the adequate updated version of data collection tools for appropriate data collection in the field.
  • Ensuring that all data entry processes occur in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Participating in the search for missing data and making regular back-ups of all data processed.
  • Look after all equipment provided (camera, tablets, external hard disks, chargers, etc.) and keep cabinet or record area clean and tidy, giving special importance to all patient files.
  • Reporting any issue concerning data management to your line manager
  • Provide regular or on-need-basis statistical reports when required by the project or medical team.
  • Promote and maintain confidentiality regarding all information registered and keep data safe and filed appropriately.
  • Performing routine data quality analysis.
  • Communicating regularly with the HCWs, assisting in the (re)training when necessary, on proper registration of patients, proper filling of the various forms, clarifying queries, obtaining missing information and correcting errors, ensuring they have ongoing sufficient supplies of necessary hardcopy data collection forms
  • Assisting in the compilation and preparation of regular reports and providing detailed information to medical and laboratory teams (weekly, monthly, according to patient treatment requirements).
  • Updating the NOMA-specific tools and exporting to the Medical Team Leader on a monthly basis.
  • Updating the HIS with cover sheets from respective departments, creating tables for MSF reports including surgical procedures during the intervention.
  • Supervise picture-taking for surgical patients at the time points required.
  • Create PowerPoint summaries for surgical intervention patients for use by the surgical team.
  • Supervise data collection for the ITFC program, perform data entry, processing and analysis and report to the Medical Team Leader.
  • To support and collaborate with the emergency response unit (NERU) on data management, and research activities when necessary.

Research Responsibilities:

  • Follow up on noma-related research with the project epidemiologist.
  • Meet with project epidemiologist once a week to update on tasks and projects.
  • Conduct training for staff and medical departments who are involved in data collection for the noma studies.
  • Ensure timely and accurate data collection. Do data quality checks.
  • Set up data collection tablets for use during studies, help with training the study team, keep in touch with data collectors to make sure there are no technical issues, facilitate handover of tablets from the project to the study team and retrieval after use.
  • Assist with other research-related ad hoc activities.
  • Providing monthly updates and progress reports in relation to ongoing activities including research in the project.
  • Can be assigned to submit all research studies to the Nigerian ERBs (will vary per study but likely UDUTH, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi MOH). Follow up on these applications and get ethical approval.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)

To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:


  • Essential proven computer literacy, secondary education or qualifications either in administration, data entry or statistics. A Degree in Information and Technology (IT) desirable.


  • Essential working experience of at least one year with MSF.


  • Mission working language and local languages essential.


  • Essential knowledge of use of computer including processing of documents (Word, Excel)
  • Desirable knowledge on medical statistics databases.


  • Results and quality orientation, teamwork and cooperation, behavioural flexibility, commitment to MSF principles and stress management.

Method of Application

Fill Online form and Send CV, Cover letter, and necessary credentials only to: [email protected] using “SUPERVISOR, MEDICAL DATA ENTRY” as the subject of the mail.

Application Process

  • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
  • Lastly, only one online application form should be submitted as multiple submissions will notbe considered.
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization.


  • Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.
  • No Transportation and Allowance will be provided during the recruitment process.

Interested and qualified? Go to Medecins Sans Frontieres on forms.office.comto apply

Sources: opportunitieshub

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Abubakar Rabiu Editor-in-cheif

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